Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774

No Sign of a Recession at This Passover Table I recently read Stefanie Makar Weiner's opinion piece in the March 26 Exponent, titled "Passover Posts First-Quarter Losses: In Search of the Brisket Bailout," and totally disagree with her assertion that the global recession has affected the quality of Passover or the seders in this area. In fact, our seders will...
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Israel and the West have much at stake in Turkey, which is why President Barack Obama's visit there this week was watched so closely. Turkey sits at the crossroads between Europe and Asia, a secular democracy with a Muslim majority, some of whom worry that an Islamic state could displace the status quo. Obama used his address to the Turkish...
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By:
Lauren Bastien
Remembering is fundamentally important to Jews, from the pre-biblical days to the present. We remember at Purim; we remember at Yom Kippur; we remember on Yom Hashoah. And on Passover, we are commanded to remember when we were strangers in Egypt, our Exodus and subsequent freedom. As Jews, being the "stranger" -- the ger -- is central to our identity...
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By:
Jack Rosen
Thousands of people have been clicking onto a YouTube clip of a brash 28-year-old named "Ben Nitay," testifying in a college mock court that there's no need for a Palestinian state. Many would like to see in this old clip the current views of Israel's new prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. But as Ariel Sharon once said regarding his own transformation...
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When we sit down to our seders next week, this year, as always, the central character of the Exodus story will be missing from the Haggadah. For many commentators, Moses' absence from the retelling of our journey from slavery to freedom only enhances his stature as one of the great Jewish leaders of all time. There are various explanations for...
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